Here’s another progress report for you all, once again written from a bulleted list.
With the animals of Darkshore protected from further corruption, the time came to destroy the menace behind it all. Yoth’al the Devourer proved to be a poor opponent. He ran out of mana, and rather than get out of the water to melee me, he just sat there while I smote him to death.
I couldn’t help but notice that Earthen Ring is a rather laggy server. I was getting over 850ms (world). I only get 47 on Vek’nilash, where all my non-Ironman characters are located. So it has to be Earthen Ring.
After retrieving the Horn of the Ancients, the time came to destroy the Avatar of Soggoth. I was worried that he would kill me before the Ancients arrived to help me give him a beating, but thankfully I survived.
With Level 22 came the relief that I was finally done in Darkshore. I headed straight to Ashenvale to assist the Night Elves in driving back their enemies – namely, the Horde invading from the Barrens and Azshara.
It was weird seeing Talen as a Level 21 elite. I remember when he was a puny Level 17 who the Horde would kill when they passed him. Now that he’s got a Flight Master nearby, only Level 85s would be brave enough to attack him.
While gathering Ancient Statuettes, I was thinking to myself ‘There are far too many naga, and not enough Ancient Statuettes!’. A few minutes after thinking that, I found the last seven I needed in one area.
I learned, to my dismay, that Wrathtail Wave Riders are more dangerous than they look. Their Whirlpool ability often hit me for nearly a quarter of my health. Thank goodness for Power Word: Shield!
I was forced to abandon Ruuzel, due to the fact that she was hard. Very hard. Her constant use of knockbacks, as well as pulling me towards her, made casting damn near impossible. To top it off, I got knocked into a group of Priestesses and Myrmidons. I was barely able to make it out alive, thanks to Shadowmeld. Not to worry, though. Once I’m a bit stronger, I will go and get my revenge.
I soon found myself in Astranaar. Putting out fires was boring. Shooting down Wind Riders with a Glaive Thrower, however, was not. Though I have to say that the speed the Glaive Throwers move was rather annoying. They’re so slow!
Well, that’s all for now. I will soon start work on crushing the Horde and driving them from Ashenvale.
For the glory and honour of the Alliance!